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  1. "Did you ride your bike today?" fatigue So...

    "Did you ride your bike today?" fatigue


    So today at about 35° with a frigid tail wind, I left at about 5:30 AM and rode my usual safe route arriving at work at 7 AM. The roads were literally...
  2. Some controversy??...:eek:...:popcorn Thanks...

    Some controversy??...:eek:...:popcorn

    Thanks for the review. Soon after joining Bike Forums in 2008 I started seeking a product from the 1980s called Bone Fones as I recall. They were two speakers...
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    A well-known route to me, sbp. I used to work in...

    A well-known route to me, sbp. I used to work in Needham, and rode to and from Kenmore Square. Where you took Washington St, I continued down Beacon; it was about 11 miles. Other routes were from...
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    Well Mr. (former) Moderator, that’s a +1. Indeed,...

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    Well Mr. (former) Moderator, that’s a +1. Indeed, to the best of my knowledge there never was any official sanction of a ”…Annual Fifty-Plus Forum Ride..” It’s always been my understanding...
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    When I first read the OP, I thought it might be a...

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    When I first read the OP, I thought it might be a clarion call for an Eighth Annual Fifty-Plus Annual Ride, but I realize it’s specific for the Katy Trail Social. I have been an avid...
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    What do you put into your oatmeal? Just this...

    What do you put into your oatmeal?


    Just this morning I heard a commercial for Quaker Oats that they are offering a $250,000 prize for the best new oatmeal flavor. See this website: Bring Your...
  7. Poll: How many pieces of clothing did you wear on your...

    How many pieces of clothing did you wear on your commute today?


    On my 14 mile one-way commute starting at 16⁰ F on 1/27/16 (items in order from inside to outside):


    Two pairs of socks,...
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    I had a slightly different situation, but maybe...

    I had a slightly different situation, but maybe this will help. In 2012 I was struck from behind on the bike by a distracted driver, in hospital for six weeks, off work for three months, and off the...
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    I have occasionally chatted with rumrunn6 as...

    I have occasionally chatted with rumrunn6 as a fellow cyclist in Metro Boston.

    FYA, rr6, this past Saturday night, we went dining (no dancing due to the snow) in Malden and passed by the...
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    Cycling vs Other Hobbies I previously posted...

    Cycling vs Other Hobbies

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    I previously posted last year to this thread on the General Cycling Forum, “Hobbies”

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    About a year prior to that post, I had this exchange with a...
  11. 2016 - Your Touring Plans = Where Are You Going?...

    2016 - Your Touring Plans = Where Are You Going?


    My similar situation too; generous amount of annual vacation days but limited to how many as can be enjoyed consecutively...maybe two weeks long...
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    Winter Bike Care Thanks for reinforcing my...

    Winter Bike Care

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    Thanks for reinforcing my own laissez-faire winter/rainy weather riding practices. My carbon fiber bike goes inside from January to late March, and I ride a (quality)...
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    The only oatmeal I eat is the stuff from fast...

    The only oatmeal I eat is the stuff from fast food joints, e.g McDonald's or Dunkin Donuts, since that seems to be one of the healthier items. I get it "Deluxe," with fruit and/or maple brown sugar....
  14. Does The Blizzard of '16 Affect You? Unlike...

    Does The Blizzard of '16 Affect You?


    Unlike the Snowpocalypse (three consecutive and cumulative big ones in 2015…see picture), Boston received about 4 inches by my estimation. On Saturday night...
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    I have a very early childhood memory of riding a...

    I have a very early childhood memory of riding a streetcar with my mother around Christmastime as I recall, to downtown Detroit. I recall the name of the service was the Detroit Street Railway which...
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    I have posted previously about this standardized...

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    I have posted previously about this standardized definition of a cold ride:



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    I did ride 14 miles at 8⁰F on Jan 4, and it met the definition. I also rode this AM on the...
  17. Nicely said; spoken like a true cycle-commuter....

    Nicely said; spoken like a true cycle-commuter. :thumb:

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    Left unstated is that my 10-week Century mileage training schedule is usually for an event. My results are a simple graph on a...
  18. Thanks for your above reply. It certainly would...

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    Thanks for your above reply. It certainly would be nice to ride together sometime. As you may recall, I’m an avid participant in the 50+ Annual Rides held over the past several years. I...
  19. How to motivate myself to ride when I'll no...

    How to motivate myself to ride when I'll no longer be commuting to work?

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    I posted to that thread:

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    Due to a busy work-family life, all my fitness activities are cycling,...
  20. Hi Bill, I always enjoy reading your posts,...

    Hi Bill,

    I always enjoy reading your posts, though I avoided this thread for a time after reading the OP. But I then got into it to enjoy and respond with dittoes to all the above replies.

    I...
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    Coworkers After over thirty years of cycle...

    Coworkers

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    After over thirty years of cycle commuting, I have gotten a reputation among my co-workers, and indeed numerous other people in the organization. When the news of my...
  22. Northeast cycling vacation tips? Minimal-to-no...

    Northeast cycling vacation tips? Minimal-to-no traffic, paved or rail trail, 3-4 days


    How about a “hub and spoke” ride in Metro Boston? I live in downtown, so I have explored the region in all...
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    ? :notamused: ? :troll: ? :cry: ? :mad: ?...

    ? :notamused: ? :troll: ? :cry: ? :mad: ? :crash: ? :fight:
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    Why didn't I ride? I posted about my most...

    Why didn't I ride?


    I posted about my most regrettable ride to the thread, ”Riding in the rain.”


    The last time I rode in such a drenching rain, about two years ago, I got so wet that I...
  25. Thread: Ice

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    Now, see these road surfaces photographed at...

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    Now, see these road surfaces photographed at around 32° F, a MUP and a Road:

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    Wet Roads or Black Ice? :eek:

    That Road is narrow, well-traveled, curving, a fairly...
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